~~~~~~~~~~~~ http://bigthink.com/ideas/42368 ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Just as the birth of Goethe's aesthetic is steeped in his encounter with Rome, Martin Scorsese experienced Italy through the tourist's gaze, which informed his art. Joseph Luzzi, Director of Italian Studies at Bard College, describes how Scorsese's documentary "My Voyage to Italy" is like the experience of spending a junior year abroad in college, or, if you prefer, it's like going to film school.
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